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||Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.. Plate 8995.
||Date 1927 from HMB: "8. Sinfonie für Gross. Orch. ... Part. (1927)..." According to a copy of the first(?) edition at Northwestern University Library, plate should be 8907 (additionally: "W.Ph.V.168 "Philharmonia" Partiturensammlung", 268 pp. in full, on their copy. See NUCat Record for Myaskovsky Symphony 8 Full Score. May apply to a slightly different (marginally earlier, given the 8907 plate?) but approximately contemporary edition (hence "Philharmonia Partiturensammlung") of course...)
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||A major (opens in F♯ minor, ends on the edge of A)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1926-05-23 in Moscow
- K.S. Saradshev (conductor)
||Most likely public domain in the USA, despite publication date.|
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||Sergei S. Popov (to "Sergei͡u Sergeevichu Popovu")
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Early 20th century
||Early 20th century
- 3 flutes (3rd also takes piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
- bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
- 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, cymbals, bass drum, harp(s?), strings
Universal Edition (with perusal PDF)
However, going with 1928 date in P template per attempt to standardize. Interestingly, Tassie ("Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music", p.364) gives 1929 for publication date- either HMB is wrong (this happens) or Tassie is; happens...
Universal Edition instrumentation claims 2 harps.
|Symphonies by Nikolay Myaskovsky
- Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op.3 (1908, rev.1921)
- Symphony No.2 in C♯ minor, Op.11 (1910-11)
- Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.15 (1914)
- Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.17 (1917-18)
- Symphony No.5 in D major, Op.18 (1917-18)
- Symphony No.6 in E♭ minor, Op.23 (1921-23)
- Symphony No.7 in B minor, Op.24 (1922)
- Symphony No.8 in A major, Op.26 (1924-25)
- Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.28 (1926-27)
- Symphony No.10 in F minor, Op.30 (1926-27)
- Symphony No.11 in B♭ minor, Op.34 (1931)
- Symphony No.12 in G minor "October", Op.35 (1931-32)
- Symphony No.13 in B♭ minor, Op.36 (1933)
- Symphony No.14 in C major, Op.37 (1933)
- Symphony No.15 in D minor, Op.38 (1933-34)
- Symphony No.16 in F major, Op.39 (1935-36)
- Symphony No.17 in G♯ minor, Op.51 (1936-37)
- Symphony No.18 in C major, Op.42 (1937)
- Symphony No.19 in E♭ major, Op.46 (1939)
- Symphony No.20 in E major, Op.50 (1940)
- Symphony No.21 in F♯ minor, Op.51 (1940)
- Symphony No.22 in B minor "Ballade", Op.54 (1941)
- Symphony No.23 in A minor, Op.56 (1941)
- Symphony No.24 in F minor, Op.63 (1943)
- Symphony No.25 in D♭ major, Op.69 (1945-46, rev.1949)
- Symphony No.26 in C major "On Russian Themes", Op.79 (1948)
- Symphony No.27 in C minor, Op.85 (1949)